Should I Kill Spiders In My Home? It Could Be Messing With The Natural Order Of The Universe

This is something that many people will have a hard time coming to terms with… DON’T KILL THE SPIDERS IN YOUR HOME!

The reason? Spiders are an essential part of the natural ecosystem and are an important part of maintaining a clean environment.

Most people like to assume their place of living is a safely guarded shelter from the rest of the outside world. However, there are several types of spiders that can make their ways indoors.

In general, all spiders provide some sort of service. Usually something like eating pests and even other spiders! The majority of spiders you will encounter in your home pose no threat to human life. So who are we to get in the way of nature’s course?

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Recently, Matt Bertone and some of his colleagues from the North Carolina State University conducted a visual survey of 50 homes, in order to get a sample of which spiders live in residential homes.

Every house they visited contained several different types of spiders. The most common species they encountered was the cobweb spider and the cellar spider.

One of the most useful aspects of spiders is that they regularly catch pests and disease-carrying insects, such as mosquitoes for example.